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Can you spot the big mistake in Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s nude Rolling Stone cover?
Hint: It’s got nothing to do with airbrushing.
— Lauren Bowles (@LaurenEBowles) April 9, 2014
Give up? Then you may want another crack at the sixth grade:
Pro tip: John Hancock didn’t sign the Constitution pic.twitter.com/qFQ2oYFmKa
— JustinGreen5000 (@JGreenDC) April 9, 2014
Yes, John Hancock’s signature, though famously enormous and well-flourished, does not appear on the U.S. Constitution—rather it’s the Declaration of Independence that bears his massive mark. But Americans do tend to think of their founding fathers as a unit, don’t they?
— darth™ (@darth) April 9, 2014
Louis-Dreyfus, however, seemed to indicate that she and Rolling Stone—which has yet to comment on the matter—were in on the joke, alluding to a hapless White House staff character on her HBO political comedy as the guy responsible for the gaffe. Makes sense!
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 9, 2014
Whether intentional or not, John Hancock’s John Hancock here is likely to leave the country even more confused than it was. Who can keep all these little details straight?
JOHN HANCOCK DIDN’T SIGN THE TREATY OF VERSAILLE?
— Hugo Hackenbush (@MangyLover) April 9, 2014
Oh, well. It’s not like the media does such a great job of fact-checking the present, either.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'